Drama

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Stage Fright (1950) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

Stage Fright predated the Hitchcock creative peak of the 1950s by a few months. But, what effectively marked the turnover from the aggressive Black and White features of the 1940s into the peak cinema...

8.7 Great
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Edge of Darkness (1943) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

Edge of Darkness was director Lewis Milestone’s second attempt at a timely War movie. While he won his Oscar for making All Quiet on the Western Front, there was something different with Edge of...

8.9 Great
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Billions Season Five (2021) [DVD review]

Billions is getting ready to return for its sixth season. Catch up with the incredible fifth season in this DVD review.

7.3 Good
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Stop Zemlia (2021) [Movie review]

Stop Zemlia isn’t Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Hell, it flies in the face of all those senior year is going to be the craziest one ever takes in most American kid movies. So, how does the Ukrai...

8.9 Great
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Dancing with Crime (1947) / The Green Cockatoo (1940) [Blu-ray review]

Dancing with Crime and The Green Cockatoo get a double feature Blu-ray from Cohen Collection. While it’s fun to see young Richard Attenborough starring in early British Film Noir, I’m not ...

8.3 Great
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Only the Animals (2019) [Blu-ray review]

Only the Animals is a film adaptation of the rather recent novel by Niel. It plays like an Altman film in France, while also echoing equal bits of PTA and The Coen Brothers. But, that doesn’t ma...

8.7 Great
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Expresso Bongo (1959) [Blu-ray review]

Expresso Bongo is a very specific satire of the music industry. By that, I mean it’s a Post World War II and Pre British Invasion examination of popular music. Laurence Harvey plays a scummy age...

8.2 Great
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Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

Angels with Dirty Faces is peak James Cagney acting. But, it’s also an insanely confusing movie. By that, I’m not referring to looking back on 1938 through 2021 lenses. Basically, Pat O...

9 Amazing
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Straight Time (1978) [Warner Archive Blu-ray review]

Straight Time is one of those movies that colored future crime drama for decades. Eddie Bunker and an uncredited Michael Mann gave the film a shot in the arm when compared to crime dramas of the time....

8.7 Great

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